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Archive for August, 2008

Why Not Write a Craft Blog?

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

One of the best parts about creating something new -or finishing a new scrapbook layout or starting a new cross stitch pattern is sharing it! I don;t mean sharing it in the “showing off” kind of way- but learning a new technique and feeling pride in what you accomplished- saying look- I DID it! That […]

Knit Your Own Spock Ears!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

These would be GREAT for Halloween and there is still plenty of time to get started on making these pointy ears! Instructions for Knitting Spock Ears Yarn Songs – The Patterns is responsible for these make them yourself Spock ears. Aren’ they great? You can get detailed instructions on how to knot these Spock ears […]

Looking for Decent Metallic Paper for Scrapbooking

Monday, August 25th, 2008

I saw a technique used in a scrapbook magazine where they embosses 3 different colors of metallic paper- in shades of gold, orange and cranberry and was lovely- I cannot find this paper ANYWHERE. I can’t remember the magazine so no clue what brand. I have been to 4 stores now to track down something […]

Amazon Scrapbook Sale- 30% Scrapbook products

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Amazon sale currently on for 30% off Scrapbook and craft supplies.Amazon has sal eon noe- 30% off Scrapbook and craft supplies! Go to Amazon Craft Sale for details. Here on some highlights: Cricut Expression Machine $330.07 Cricut Personal Electronic Cutting Machine $178.20 Wishblade cutter $399.00

Perfect for Making Halloween Costumes! Glow In the Dark Yarn from Bernat

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Bernat’s New Glow In the Dark Yarn How cool is this? Be prepared to pay tho. Glow in the dark yarn from Bernat called “Glow” is 3.99 for a small skein at Michael’s craft store. You could start stocking up now with coupons. It glows after being in light . This would be great for […]

Make An Easy Tote Bag- Perfect For Piano And Sheet Music

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Hip to Piece Square comes up with How To Make A Bag with superior step-by-step instructions and photos. This is a good project for beginner sewers- especially youths. You could get really funny with this project with some bright fabric and cool buttons. The look is great- perfect for back-to-school. I think we make this […]

Handling Bills and Managing Craft Budget

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

As part of an experiment I am doing this month using a new service called Social Spark I made this video. I have been trying to find ways to make a little bit of money- mostly to finance my ever increasingly expensive craft habit! I think craft and art projects are as necessary for the […]

A Felted Wool Craft- Make Felted Wool Balls for Kids

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

I LOVE these!!!!!! One of my new favourite sites, Give me a purl!These are just too cool and make the greatest juggling balls as well. It has been puring rain for last few days so this will be a great craft t week on over the weekend, my kids have gone a little stir crazy […]

Back To School Sales Also Mean Cheap Scrapbook Tools

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

I have become a scrapbook tool junkie. I always have an eye out for latest tool or gadget, Not sure if I like to collect things or I like scrapbooking :-). I am terrified to buy a Cricut machine because I will end up remortgaging house to pay for all the cartridges, I was at […]

Great Halloween Treat- Nutella “Mummies”

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

These would be fund for a sleepover or at Halloween. I found the idea at Unfurled, where you can find complete instructions on how to make. She used bread mix and nutella spread and then added some icing eyes, I thought the idea was simple yet genius:-) I think you could also use store bought […]